A Long Beach man has been accused of attacking a pair of golfers after shouting a string of racial slurs at them at the Eisenhower Park golf course in East Meadow this week.

Grant Smith was playing golf as a single at white course when he made rude comments on the third hole to two men ages 66 and 65 and then yelled racial slurs at them on the fifth hole at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

Smith, 48, then struck the 65-year-old victim with a golf club in the left calf, breaking off the head of the club and threatened to stab the victims with the broken club, police said.

The victims called 911 as Smith fled the course. The man who was hit was treated at an area hospital for a contusion.

Smith was arrested Thursday and charged with assault and menacing.

He will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.